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2016 Level 1-Level 2 Symposium and Instructor Updates
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The ACA and the City of Rock Hill Active Learning & Living (A.L.L) Outdoors program are excited to offer the first symposium designed to address the specific needs of Level 1 & Level 2 Kayak, Canoe, and SUP instructors.

This instructor update and symposium is your chance to increase the quality of the clinics and assessment courses you offer by improving your personal paddling and rescue techniques, learning new teaching methods for beginner paddlers, and enhancing your ability to assess the strokes and body mechanics of your students while providing them with clear, targeted feedback on their technique.  

You’ll paddle and learn from Instructor Trainers and Instructor Trainer Educators that have extensive experience working with Level 1 & Level 2 students and instructors across multiple disciplines. We hope you’ll join us for this unique experience! 


Symposium Schedule

o   Saturday, September 10th

8:30 am – 5:30 pm - Instructor Updates – On-Water

·         Level 1 – Introduction to Kayaking

·         Level 1 – Introduction to SUP

·         Level 1 – Introduction to Canoeing (Solo & Tandem)

·         Level 2 – Essentials of River Kayaking

·         Level 2 – Essentials of SUP

·         Level 2 – Essentials of River Canoeing (Solo & Tandem)

6:30 pm – Dinner & Social – Legal Remedy -

o   Sunday September 11th – Symposium (Classroom & On-Water Session)

8:30 am – Classroom Sessions

·         Topics Include:

o   Pre-course vetting

o   Post course reporting

o   The value of ACA assessments

o   Discipline Specific Updates/Changes

11:30 – 12:30 – Break for Lunch & Travel to Paddling Venue

12:30 pm – On-Water Session

·         Multi-Discipline Assessment Course Workshop

o   Topics include: 

o ACA Assessment Outlines & Paperwork Requirements

o The Value of Assessment Courses

o Vetting Your Students & Pre-Course Preparation

o Critical Eye Development Across Disciplines – Evaluating Strokes & Body Mechanics

o Providing Effective Feedback

4:00 pm – Symposium Concludes

For more information about lodging and the City of Rock Hill, please see the below link:




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